Josephson Junction through a Disordered Topological Insulator with Helical Magnetization. (arXiv:1511.01486v3 [cond-mat.mes-hall] UPDATED)

We study supercurrent and proximity vortices in a Josephson junction made of
disordered surface states of a three-dimensional topological insulator with a
proximity induced in-plane helical magnetization. In a regime where the
rotation period of helical magnetization is larger than the junction width, we
find supercurrent 0-{\pi} crossovers as a function of junction thickness,
magnetization strength, and parameters inherent to the helical modulation and
surface states. The supercurrent reversals are associated with proximity
induced vortices, nucleated along the junction width, where the number of
vortices and their locations can be manipulated by means of the superconducting
phase difference and the parameters mentioned above.

Article web page: